(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) - The United Soccer Coaches has announced its 2017 Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Awards. The USA South is represented by the Covenant College and Maryville College women's soccer teams. Both Scots squads earned the Silver Award for Team Ethics for the 2017 season.
In all, 162 college teams received either the Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the Team Ethics Award, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season.
Covenant and Maryville were two of 50 teams (both men and women) ranging from NCAA Division I to the NJCAA to claim a Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulated a percentage of cards ranging from 11-30 percent based on total number of cards divided by number of matches played.